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Violence Against Women Act 2012

Protections for LGBT Survivors of Violence

Sharon Stapel | Posted 12.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Sharon Stapel

This October, the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women will implement the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is our nation's main response to domestic and sexual violence. This law explicitly addresses LGBT survivors of violence.

Domestic Violence, Housing, and a Human Rights Win for U.S. Women

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

March 8 is International Women's Day, and it's especially timely for us in the U.S. this year. The recent enactment of legislation reauthorizing and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act is a landmark event for women, and especially low-income women, in the U.S.

Tyler Kingkade

College Sexual Assault Reform Law Headed To Obama's Desk

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Federal legislation that will reform how colleges treat sexual violence and stalking on campus is on its way to President Barack Obama's desk after th...

How Can We End Violence Against Women?

Ruth Rosen | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Ruth Rosen

All kinds of gender violence are still ubiquitous, and a disgrace to our global efforts to expand our ideas about human rights. It will take many more decades before everyone agree that violence at home, at work, and on the battlefield are not customs, but are, in fact, crimes against humanity.

Inaction in the U.S. Government and the Dangers for Women

K. Sujata | Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

It is time to reauthorize VAWA for all women, including Native Americans, immigrant women and individuals who identify as LGBTQ, who deserve the same protections as everyone else.

Fiscal Cliff's Unlikely Casuality

Daniel Simon | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Add the Violence Against Women Act and a Hurricane Sandy relief bill to the list of things that remain a low priority for Congress. There is obvious...

Intimate Partner Violence Report Proves VAWA Works

Kim Gandy | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Kim Gandy

Members of Congress must stand up for women and girls to end domestic violence now, so that our daughters and granddaughters -- their daughters and granddaughters -- will one day know domestic violence as a rarity, a mere relic of a bygone era.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Opposition To Violence Against Women Act Renewal Strained After Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were dealt a series of defeats by a broad coalition, powered by women and Latinos, that has led to a roun...

End the Violence, Ensure Housing for All

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence, both domestic and public, is a daily reality for too many Americans, and it's especially acute for people who are poor or homeless.

Nevada Once Again Leads Nation in Women Murdered by Men

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

For the third year in a row, and for the fifth time in six years, Nevada ranked first in the nation in the rate of women killed by men according to the annual report When Men Murder Women.

Top 5 HHS Programs Endangering Women and Children

Anne Stevenson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

The so-called "War on Women" is raging, and billions of your tax dollars are being misused to fuel it via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Laura Bassett

Mail Order Bride Company President Lobbying To Weaken Protections For Abused Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

A top official at an anti-domestic violence advocacy group that has been encouraging the House GOP to roll back protections for immigrant victims in t...

HR 4970 Empowers Abusers, Not Victims

Michelle M. Ortiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Michelle M. Ortiz

A House bill that proposes to amend the Violence Against Women Act would eliminate confidentiality protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence and create dangerous requirements for victims. Lawmakers must understand the devastating effects of this proposal.

Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Domestic violence is not a partisan issue. We need a system that encourages victims to come forward. Not a system that discourages them from seeking help, or one that intimidates victims into staying in the shadows.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate 'Not Sure' What The Violence Against Women Act Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "war on women" is making its way into the Missouri U.S. Senate race, where GOP candidate Sarah Steelman was dinged by Missouri Democ...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Debate On Violence Against Women Act Coming Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act this week, with an event by Vice President Biden on Wednesday and Se...

The Struggle to End Violence Against Women Encounters a Road Block

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Every single day, three women are killed by husbands or boyfriends. Every year, victims suffer two million injuries. A strong renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is critical.

Violence Against Women Act Must Be Reauthorized

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

Breaking the cycle of domestic and dating violence is critical to building healthy, safe communities in Delaware and around the country.